Witch’s Cauldron

Put a spooky spin on crayon melting art! Make a Witch’s Cauldron as part of your bewitching DIY Halloween decorations.

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  • Crayola Crayons
  • Crayola Crayon Sharpener
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Wax Paper
  • Duct Tape
  • Hair Dryer
  • Clear Tape

CIY Staff Tips:

  • This craft includes the use of a hair dryer. Adult assistance required.
  • A pencil sharpener will work if you don’t have a crayon sharpener on hand.


Step 1

Unwrap 2–6 crayons, then use crayon sharpener to create shavings.

Step 2

Lay a piece of wax paper on a protected surface. Evenly sprinkle shavings onto wax paper.

Step 3

Place a slightly larger piece of wax paper overtop and seal edges with duct tape.

Step 4

With the help of an adult, use a hairdryer to melt shavings. Let cool 15 minutes.

Step 5

Draw outline of a cauldron on construction paper, plus inner circle. Cut out both.

Step 6

Place cauldron on wax paper and trace to fit within centre of cauldron. Cut out.

Step 7

Attach wax paper to back of cauldron with clear tape and flip over.

Step 8

Hang in a window and let the light shine through this Halloween decoration!

  • Occasion:

    • Special Occasions,

    • Fall,

    • Halloween

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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